Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Parsonage Open House
The congregation is invited to an Open House at the Parsonage on Sunday afternoon, December 16th from 2:00 until 5:00 PM. Rev. Louis and Claudie Telcy are inviting everyone for an Advent celebration that afternoon. Come and share in the festivities of the season. Fran Carillo, the organizer for the Open House, has placed sign-up sheets in the narthex and the fellowship hall for people interested in providing food.

Jesus’ Birthday Party
On Wednesday, December 19th join our annual birthday party for Jesus. There will be food and activities for all ages. Bring your children and a snack to share.

RESTORE News and Notes
RESTORE had a successful Thanksgiving Holiday, by providing over 200 turkeys to needy families in our community. Our food pantry is partnering with our local Save-A-Lot Grocery Store who is generously providing our clients with bags of holiday grocery fixings for Christmas celebrations. RESTORE is asking the congregation for donations so that they can provide Christmas toys and clothing to the children for our families. Contributors should label their contributions as “Angel Tree” or “Restore” to insure their money goes to the right place. In the first week of the toy drive, over $150 has been raised.

Prayers Are Needed
This week, please be in prayer for Velma Albritton’s family. Velma, the long-time treasurer of the Gleaner’s Sunday school class, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 22nd. Also, be in prayer for Earl Lennard and his family. Earl, who has taught the Gleaner’s class for many years, is suffering from severe complications from pneumonia, and he is currently in isolation at Tampa General hospital.

Prayer Warriors
If you or someone you know needs prayer, please fill out the yellow Prayer and Connect Card located on the back of each pew. These cards are passed along to the Prayer Warriors of RUMC. Our Prayer Warriors meet every Sunday in Room #8 immediately after the service for 15 minutes of prayer. It is their honor to pray for you.

Also, Prayer and Connect Cards can be used if you want the church to know that you are interested in becoming a member, or if you would like to receive more information about our church.


Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
December 2 from this link.
Bible Verse for the Week
Following Christ?

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Philippians 2:1-4 (The Message)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 9
Christmas Cantata Sunday.  Sanctuary, 10:30 AM
United Methodist Men Organization Meeting.  Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM

Sunday, December 16
Children’s Choir Sunday.  Sanctuary, 10:30 AM
Parsonage Open House.  Parsonage 2:00-5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 19
Birthday Party for Jesus.  Fellowship Hall, 6:00 PM

Thursday, January 10
Conversational English Classes Resume.  Room 8, 7:00-9:00 PM

Download the December BELL Newsletter from this link.
Online Christmas Purchases through AmazonSmile

If you shop online with Amazon, be aware that Riverview First United Methodist Church is registered with AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our church. Just log into Amazon via the AmazonSmile link and indicate that Riverview First United Methodist Church is your charity of choice. Every time after that when you log into Amazon through a portion of the monies from your purchases will go directly to the church.